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  1. Then, Awakenings features an astonishing supporting cast of actors and actresses. John Heard is so stingy and cold as Dr. Kaufman. Penelope Ann Miller is so sweet and likable as the hopeful Paula. Max von Sydow gets a cool cameo as the knowledge expert on the movie's main disease concern.

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  3. Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to “awaken” the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, proves a rebirth for Sayer too, as the exuberant patient reveals life’s simple but unutterably sweet ...

  4. Dec 20, 1990 · After seeing Awakenings, I read it, to know more about what happened in that Bronx hospital. What both the movie and the book convey is the immense courage of the patients and the profound experience of their doctors, as in a small way they reexperienced what it means to be born, to open your eyes and discover to your astonishment that "you" are alive.

  5. Directed by Penny Marshall, Awakenings is a powerful and moving story, brilliantly acted and directed. The movie is based on the book of the same name by neurologist Oliver Sacks, who was the basis for the character Malcolm Sayer. Like Malcolm, we can all use a reminder to appreciate the pleasures of being alive, including the pleasures that ...

  6. Sep 25, 2015 · B ased on the true story of Dr. Oliver Sacks, Penny Marshall’s drama Awakenings (1990) centers on Dr. Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams) and his patient Leonard Lowe (Robert De Niro). In the film ...

  7. Aug 14, 2019 · Awakenings is now coming up to 30 years old, so let’s take a look back at this classic with some facts you may not have known. 12. The film was based on true events. Awakenings was based on a non-fiction book written by Oliver Sacks. The role played by Robin Williams, Dr Sayer, was based directly on Sacks himself and his work and experiences. 11.

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